Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” – What It Means and Why

Released on Saturday, May 5th, Childish Gambino’s new single “This Is America” has become an online sensation. Packed with messages and commentary regarding mass shootings, police brutality, white supremacy, gun violence, and pop culture, Gambino sends a message to audiences to “not be caught slippin” and remain undistracted from America’s unreconciled issues with gun violence and willful ignorance. The video starts with a Black man sitting … Continue reading Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” – What It Means and Why

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#MarchForOurLives and #BlackLivesMatter – an OpED

Classes are resuming as American students return from a spring break consisting of weeks that have captured the nation’s attention – in two very, different ways – regarding the exact same issue: gun violence. On March 24th, 2018, members of Never Again MSD in coordination with Every Town for Gun Safety led the March of Our Lives rally in Washington, with young student activists leading … Continue reading #MarchForOurLives and #BlackLivesMatter – an OpED

Gratitude: a Forgotten Practice

No matter who you are, you definitely want happiness. Granted, it isn’t the momentary smile that only lasts a second that you want, but rather, a joy that causes those smiles to linger a long time. It all seems too difficult to achieve, though. Happiness? You must be kidding. Not with how dark the world we live in is… Yes, it’s hard, but I’m here to … Continue reading Gratitude: a Forgotten Practice

Sure, Sure & Hippo Campus: A Warm Glow of a Night

Colorado is known for it’s famous music venues that scatter the mountainous terrain in cities like Boulder and Denver. Perhaps you know a thing or two about the famous “Red Rocks” in Morrison where hundreds of legendary acts have played. You probably don’t know the Gothic theatre in Littleton, Colorado, though. To be entirely honest, it’s kind of an underwhelming little theatre with paint peeling … Continue reading Sure, Sure & Hippo Campus: A Warm Glow of a Night

The BENEFIT of PROCRASTINATION

Unfortunately, we all do things that grant us inevitable stresses. Now, feeling stressed isn’t necessarily something you have to feel, but let’s face it, most people get shaky from time to time, some of us more than others. A few go with the flow and shrug off the anxiety. A hearty kudos to them. But whether it be work, school, family, friends, hobbies, or whatever… … Continue reading The BENEFIT of PROCRASTINATION

as an ally; a poem

momma, oh momma! i won the birth lottery ’cause of you! your white genes mixed with poppa’s gave me privilege; all wrapped and new. my icy blue eyes, and my straight blonde hair- keeps the public from watching, giving them glares. but… i never signed a waiver for this, no, there’s no permission slip here. i never asked to witness their deaths. yet black lives … Continue reading as an ally; a poem